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Soph0571

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April 14, 2020

As for the Republicans...



April 13, 2020

He is literally a narcissistic sociopath.



Does he not realise that the people who care about this the most, the elders that support him cause 401, will likely be dead by the end of this? He is a fucking horror.
April 13, 2020

It's almost like they do not give a shit about poor people... (of course they don't)

I truly think that there is a school of thought on the right, both in America and the UK, that this pandemic, while hitting the economy hard, will have long term benefits in terms of decreased funding for social care and eldercare. We know in the UK that the tory government has ignored the funding crisis in social care for a decade, and that Trump wants to reduce the budget for medicare etc. Now it may be that so many are dying because they are just incompetent arseholes, but because the virus seems to be attacking most those that cost society more to support, you know the old and the vulnerable, you just know that there are some who will see an upside in this...

April 12, 2020

So Boris is at his second home... pretty sure that is against the new 'suggestions' for compliance..

... just sayin'

Of course I feel much sympathy and understand why he needs to be reunited with a pregnant Carrie, however, under the new rules of do not fuck off to your second homes, he just broke them. I expect the police to be sympathetic to any other couple in the same situation. Heh.

April 12, 2020

One of the incredibly sparse silver linings...

..in this complete catastrophe is that we may, together, for the first time in living memory, see how beautiful our spaces are when not flooded by dirt, smog and pollution, and maybe, just maybe, determine we will maintain them that way.

I had a huge bubble bee in the kitchen this morning and we gently encouraged it out the window. It was actually a joy to see it. Maybe, just maybe, this pause on planet earth will give us the vigour and resolve we need to do things very differently in the future...

https://twitter.com/sistercelluloid/status/1249027255797460993

April 12, 2020

Not all hero's wear capes



https://www.instagram.com/p/B-sF8ALB5qJ/

Click on the link to see it in action. Very powerful recognition of health workers the world over and the amazing job they are doing in the most difficult of circumstances. Very powerful indeed.
April 12, 2020

I don't care who your dad is, this is an illegal gathering...


image found at @_youhadonejob1

Happy Easter everyone
April 12, 2020

*"blessed be she who is both furious and magnificent"*

*Taylor Rhodes, calloused: a field journal



Biff. Baff. Uppercut.
Just saying...



I am quite sure if 2016 had ended differently the USA would be on this graphic...

April 11, 2020

Surgeon general under fire for telling African Americans not to smoke, drink or take drugs...

and 'highly offensive' use of 'big momma' as coronavirus pandemic hits black community hardest

Surgeon General Jerome Adams has been met with outrage by the black community for using phrases like 'abuela', 'big momma' and 'poppop', while pleading for minorities to not drink or smoke and follow the government's guidelines to slow the spread of the coronavirus .

'We need you to do this if not for yourself than for your abuela. Do it for your granddaddy, do it for your big momma, do it for your poppop,' the nation's top doctor said Friday at the daily coronavirus taskforce briefing - while also advising those groups to 'avoid alcohol, tobacco and drugs.'

Adams told Americans of color that they need to 'step up' to stop the spread of coronavirus, and said 'social ills' are likely a contributing factor when looking at the dire statistics that the outbreak has killed twice as many black and Latino people than white Americans.
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'The surgeon general telling black folks not to drink and smoke and do it for ya "paa paa and big momma". Where they get this guy from? How dumb do they think we are with this? How bout suggesting that EVERYONE cut back? Let's not do that ok?' Jordan said.

[link:https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8210359/Surgeon-general-fire-offensive-instruction-black-Americans-not-smoke-drink.html|]

Trumps America. Fucking racist nasty. All the while I think they are not worried about the disproportionate amount of POC dying from this virus. White nationalism and all.
April 11, 2020

Meep, Meep



Heh. Death cult they are.

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About Soph0571

I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....
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